November 7, 2018 Subject:
"Twin Peaks" Super Fans and Beginners Must Read!
The “Twin Peaks” HyperCard Stack, created by Mark Lewis on April 13, 1994, serves as a guide to the first eight episodes of the original Twin Peaks. As someone who has just started watching the “Twin Peaks” revival, I found this HyperCard Stack quite interesting and, honestly, very helpful in understanding the background of the show.
While I was probably not the intended user when this Stack was create, I would think that people like me, fans of “Twin Peaks”, were most definitely the target audience. The show can often be quite confusing, so creating this type of HyperCard Stack proves to be very helpful in better understanding what is going on. The purpose of this stack was to chronologically categorize the series of events, identify each character, map out relationships between characters, summarize the first eight episodes and point out errors in production. Both a super fan and a newly interested viewer could benefit from this HyperCard Stack, providing baseline facts and insider scoop.
I found that the various character webs were particularly helpful in understanding the world of “Twin Peaks”. Each character is carefully connected to their counterparts. That being said, I found the ‘Invitation to Love’ HyperCard a little confusing, but perhaps that is because I don’t have a good base of knowledge about the original show.
The HyperCard Stack was very user-friendly and easy to use, utilizing simple text and helpful icons. I was particularly impressed with the “Twin Peaks” logo that appears when the deck is opened: the Stack was definitely created by a dedicated fan.
Finally, the “Oops” HyperCard was my personal favorite. As someone who loves to read the ‘secrets’ of popular TV Shows and Movies, this section was such a fun read. The little discrepancies that occur throughout the show are what make this HyperCard Stack feel particularly personal. Overall, great Stack devoted to “Twin Peaks”!